Head, Mathematics and Computational Sciences Librarian(Open Rank) - Mathematics Library
Head, Mathematics Library
Mathematics and Computational Sciences Librarian
Open Rank Librarian Tenure-System Faculty Position
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Statement
: The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and we strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates who share these values to apply. Additional information can be found on the Library’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA) webpage: https://www.library.illinois.edu/geninfo/deia/
The University Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is seeking an entrepreneurial, collaborative, innovative, self-starting and intellectually curious individual to serve as the Mathematics and Computational Sciences Librarian. The individual in this role will work closely with two major colleges, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Grainger College of Engineering, and have the opportunity to contribute as major building renovations and interdisciplinary programs in data science are launched. Specifically, the person in this position will serve as the Head of the Mathematics Library, housed in historic Altgeld Hall in the heart of campus, and provide instruction and outreach to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Additionally, the individual will provide instruction and outreach to Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Grainger College of Engineering. As the UIUC campus undertakes a major renovation of Altgeld Hall, including the Mathematics Library, and builds a neighboring data sciences facility with a strong engineering presence, this is a truly unique opportunity for a talented, forward-thinking Librarian to continue UIUC’s trend of implementing cutting edge library services.
As Head of the Mathematics Library, the Mathematics and Computational Sciences Librarian will directly oversee that library’s operations, its staff, collections, and library initiatives. Given interconnected services and patron bases, Mathematics and Computational Sciences Librarian will work closely and collegially with the Head of the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center. Additionally, as a member of the University Library’s Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSED), the Mathematics and Computational Sciences Librarian will also collaborate with other PSED Librarians to advance services, initiatives, and partnerships as determined by strategic goals.
- Oversee the development of the collection for the Mathematics Library and work with other PSED division libraries to support collection development.
- Oversee general operations and lead initiatives in the Mathematics Library.
- Build relationships with the faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students within Mathematics, Statistics, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- Develop and manage collections in all formats in the areas of responsibility and work closely with faculty to establish collection priorities.
- Provide instruction based upon pedagogical best practices and innovations that reflect the needs of the disciplines.
- Consult with stakeholders to implement and improve best practices for library services on areas including data management, open access publishing, and other innovative research services.
- Collaborate with faculty to customize curricular innovations that support student success (both in and out of the classroom).
- Collaborate with initiatives in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center as needed.
- Maintain an active research portfolio that advances the discipline of library and information science.
- Participate in service to the profession via both internal and external opportunities.
- Contribute to the national and international reputation of the University Library through professional research, service and collaboration with national colleagues, organizations, and consortia.
This position is available as soon as possible and eligible for a hybrid work schedule. This is a 100%-time, permanent, twelve-month faculty position in the University Library.
Salary and Rank:
Minimum starting salary for this faculty position in the library is $60,000 and is commensurate with credentials and experience.
Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. Library faculty have an obligation to remain professionally informed, to pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to their field of expertise, to disseminate the results of their scholarly work, and to seek opportunities for service to the Library, campus, state, nation, and profession. Library faculty are governed by University statements on review and promotion found in Article IX of the Statutes, and in Provost’s Communication No. 9 https://provost.illinois.edu/policies/provosts-communications/communication-9-promotion-and-tenure/
and Provost’s Communication No. 13 https://provost.illinois.edu/policies/provosts-communications/communication-13-review-of-faculty-in-year-three-of-the-probationary-period/
. For more information on library tenure and promotion, see https://www.library.illinois.edu/staff/committee/promotion-and-tenure-advisory-committee
The iconic Altgeld Hall is home to the Mathematics Library. UIUC is the beginning stages of a project to restore and renovate Altgeld Hall and replace its neighbor, Illini Hall, with a new building to house a state-of-the-art data science center. Current estimates are that Altgeld Hall exterior renovations will start in early 2023 with interior renovations begun in 2024 and construction completed in 2026. The renovation of Altgeld and a new Illini Hall will provide students and faculty collaborative spaces that are essential for learning and discovery in the 21st century and make both buildings accessible to all students. More information is available at https://las.illinois.edu/giving/altgeldillini/details
. The Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, opened in 1994, is located in the center of engineering activity on campus at the north end of the Bardeen Quad. It is the primary Library unit serving the Grainger College of Engineering, which is consistently regarded as one of the top 5 engineering programs in the country.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/
The Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSED) serves the information needs of the academic programs related to the physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering, including the new engineering-based Medical School and National Cancer Center. The division includes the Chemistry Library, Geology Virtual Library, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, Mathematics Library, Physics & Astronomy Virtual Library, and Research Data Service. Individuals affiliated with PSED have a long history of working closely and collaboratively to best serve units and patrons associated with the individual libraries
Terms of Appointment:
Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.
Campus and Community:
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 2,765 faculty members who serve more than 33,000 undergraduates and 15,000 graduate and professional students. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu
The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 207,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: https://illinois.edu or https://www.champaigncounty.org
Application Procedures & Deadline Information:
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on January 23, 2023
. The submission of the application must include a cover letter, CV, and names and email addresses of four professional references. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu
will not be considered. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. For further information about this specific position, please contact 217-333-8169. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
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